Jump to content

Redo Initial/Full Backup


Recommended Posts



I have Retrospect Express HD 2.5.112 for XP and am using the Iomega 500GB external disk drive. When I did the initial backup, the s/w did a full backup. It has since done 95 incremental backups. I would like to start over w/ a new full backup.


As I understand it, if a disk were to fail it would require 1 full restore and 95 incremental restores to get back to were I am now. This would also include files deleted over the last year that are included in one of the 95 incrementals, so I would still have a good amount of maintenance to do after I complete all 95 restores.


So here's my question: Is it possible to do a full backup, replacing the initial backup and all incrementals? So far it looks like I have to manually delete all data on the Iomega, which will probably mess up the configuration files causing me to remove all vestiges of the s/w and reinstall.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...